Oxford, UK quartet Jonquil, notable for their afro-indie pop beats, is embarking on their first US national tour supporting their recently released album Point Of Go. We caught up with frontman Hugo Manuel to chat about the band’s time at SXSW, how they use accents to their advantage, and that time sheep flocked to their recording studio.
You recently wrapped up a stint at SXSW 2012. How was the SXSW experience?
Very tiring and slightly stressful, but completely rewarding and excellent. I think this year what defined it for us was the abundance of swimming. We had a nice pool and a bit of time off…so we managed to get some good swimming in every day. Lots of Marco Polo and underwater handstands. That’s what we’re all about.
Have you been to Dallas? What comes to mind when you think of Dallas?
Never been before. I wasn’t sure it was a real place. I thought it was a TV show. (more…)